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jamesrbrown322

Franklin, TN (via Portsmouth, OH)

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending the 1995 Ohio State-Notre Dame game. Close Second: Attending 2002 Ohio State-Michigan.

    Played plenty of sports in High School, with very few truly great moments, unless getting into an all-out brawl with a private Catholic school during our soccer game counts.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George and Mike Doss (tie)
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty or Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals and Browns (Grew up in neutral territory)
  • NHL TEAM: Bruins and Predators
  • NBA TEAM: Celtics
  • MLB TEAM: Reds and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal, MLS - Crew

Recent Activity

Comment 6 hours ago

Hey, I love the Browns too, but you're right, you kind of get exactly what you expect. I honestly thought there was no way I'd live as long as I have and not see the Browns in the Super Bowl.

I still blame Elway.

Comment 14 hours ago

One problem - the playoff is really about money, not determining a champion. That is why the power conferences get more say, they have more money, and bring more money to the table. Is 12-0 Boise vs. Ohio State fair? Sure. But isn't 10-2 LSU vs. Ohio State more profitable? Of course it is.

Comment 14 hours ago

Maybe cutting his list. Hard to imagine that he's going from 20 to 1. However, he could be announcing his leader, which would also be nice if it was OSU. These kids are impressionable, so I'm sure that their minds change with each visit. It's why I'm glad that OSU will essentially get the last visit of the offseason from Gibson. He's seen the appetizers and will finally get the main course when he makes it to Columbus.

Comment 15 hours ago

I think we can all agree that Warfield is the 2nd greatest pro wideout that OSU has ever produced. However, in the college ranks, he was limited by the offense, as he was basically a running back and not a wideout, as he only had 39 catches in college.

Comment 18 hours ago

Pryor has gotten a bum rap IMO. He totally could have rolled over on the program. However, he did not. I keep hoping that he'll pan out in the NFL, but running out of time.

I am not too sure what games everyone else watched, but I felt like Pryor definitely improved as passer. He made some mistakes to be sure, but his decision making improved, and so did his touch on shorter and deep throws. The intermediate route was his real issue. And I'll grant you that he did not improve much in that area.

I am still 100% confident that without the tattoo issues, or had Tressel just suspended the guys for 2 games as soon as he found out, OSU plays for a national championship in 2011.

Playmaker

 

Comment 19 hours ago

Teams with 7, 8, even 10 losses get title shots in college basketball...that's equivalent to an 8-4 football team.

Not saying I like it. In fact I hate it, but everyone loves the NCAA Tourney, so don't be surprised.

Comment 19 hours ago

I have always been disappointed with how few OSU wideouts pan out in the NFL. Boston was the only one with a Pro Bowl appearance since Carter...and he was all roided up.

I wonder why OSU never really produces good NFL WRs? Then again, they have never really produced a good NFL QB. That would be an interesting and slightly depressing debate - who is Ohio State's greatest NFL QB? I'm going to guess that statistically it's Mike Tomczak.

Comment 20 hours ago

Honestly, there's not much to worry about until after summer. Let's see how things shake out with the QB targets, Baker, and Harris. If OSU lands one the top QBs they're targeting, along with Baker, they'll get some momentum going. They have got to play the odds. If they're legitimately in on 3-4 LBs who are better than Conner, and 2-3 TEs who are better than C.J. Conrad, then we can hardly get angry at them for not offering the Ohio guys. Remember, Meyer's recruiting attack is a lot more similar to Cooper than it is to Tressel. Meyer does not have the "wall around Ohio" approach. He simply goes after elite talent from all over the nation.

There's every chance that either Gibson or Wimbush commit this summer, as well as Baker, Scott, Jefferson, Peete, Kilby-Lane, and Dre Mont Jones, conceivably. Don't forget that OSU is in very good position with a lot of other players like Hentges, Chris Clark, Burrell, Settle and DeBerry. If the perfect situation unfolds between now and next fall, all of these dominoes could fall.

So chin up, stop sweating, or quit following recruiting. Stuff like this, with flips, and wringing hands, used to happen all of the time 20 years ago, just no one really followed it. These are 17 and 18 year old kids, things change rapidly, so if you're not prepared for that, you should probably stop reading about it until Christmas.

Comment 20 hours ago

Then you'd have to avoid uneven scheduling. I think that's allegedly what the title game prevents. But I agree, Mizzou was NOT as good as Bama. They benefited from playing UGA after all of the injuries, and beat a S. Carolina team that didn't really beat anyone good. But, hey, that's the breaks I guess.

Remember when people used to say, "If you can't win your own division, you don't deserve a national title shot?"

Comment 21 hours ago

I agree. I have always thought that if you're going to reward the regular season appropriately, you should have an 8 team playoff with the top 4 seeds all playing on campus for the first round. Can you imagine the Buckeyes hosting Georgia? USC at Bama? The dream matchup possibilities are endless. Hopefully things end up going that way.

If they do go to an 8 team playoff it's hard to see how more than 10-12 bowls survive, and that is probably how it should be. You could have the first round of the playoffs right before Christmas, semis on Jan 2, reserving Jan 1 for Rose, Orange, CapitalOne, etc., and then the title game a week later. It still fits into the timeline we use now, except that we don't have to find out who the best team is off of 40 days rest.

Comment 21 Apr 2014

Just tell me that he's not another DeVoe Torrence. I hate seeing kids with so much potential, at least the chance to earn a college degree at a top flight institution, throw it all away for stupid, irresponsible, childish reasons.

Comment 21 Apr 2014

I gotta be honest, it's frustrating. However, I am not getting worried about anything until at least after Gibson visits this summer. If they whiff on the big 3 QBs they want, especially Nunez who seems to really be interested, then maybe there's some worry. But if they get even one of those three elite QBs to commit, I bet they build momentum and end up with at least 7-8 commits before the season kicks off.

LOCK IT UP!

Comment 21 Apr 2014

Wow, if the EGW is true, it continues a pretty crappy 2014...what's the last piece of good news we got? I guess Miller returning for his senior season?

Hopefully they'll get some positive momentum going soon.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

The question is really how long before the rename the stadium or field for tens of millions of dollars. THAT I could see happening. But a stadium with that much history and tradition...I can't imagine demolishing it a building a new one at any point in my life time.

 

Comment 19 Apr 2014

The saddest part of this story is that FSU and the local PD screwed it up for EVERYONE. The alleged victim deserved a more thorough investigation, especially if the accusations are true. Winston deserved to be completely exonerated if innocent. The fact that this is still drawing out so long after the event took place is ridiculous.